The ARL Topodef Tool-Concept and Usage

Report No. ARL-TR-5002
Authors: Binh Nguyen
Date/Pages: October 2009; 36 pages
Abstract: This report describes the functional features of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Topodef tool, a graphical tool and method for custom-designing network topology of a mobile ad hoc network to support emulation. The tool is also known as a scenario-generator capable of generating a set of mobility traces or a set of textual definitions of a dynamic network topology. The tool is being used to edit a set of existing mobility traces to meet a research requirement. Instructions for using the tool are documented in this report. The tool is now being used at government and industrial laboratories. Known users of the tool include the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Telcordia Inc., and Sparta Inc.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: October 1, 2009